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Viktor Hovland Shares the Lead after Round 2 of the PGA Championship

Once again, Hovy shuts up the fashion police.



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He’s caused quite a stir for his wardrobe choices at majors, but Viktor Hovland has also shown a knack for quickly drowning out the fashion police with his play.

Heading into Round 3, the 25-year-old sits at 5-under, sharing a tie for the lead of the 150th PGA Championship with Scottie Scheffler and Corey Conners. He followed up a Round 1 68 with a 67 on Friday.

But Hovland started the day, again, making more noise with his attire than his potential on the course.

Hovland turned heads with the flowery shirt he wore in Round 1 of this year’s Masters, but quickly changed the narrative when he shot a record-setting 65 to share the lead with Brooks Koepka and eventual Masters champ John Rahm. Instead of sharing the lead after 18 holes, he’s sharing it after 36.

Trend or Coincidence?

At the last three majors played at Oak Hill (the 2023 PGA, the 2003 PGA and the 1989 U.S. Open), the eventual winner led or co-led after two rounds. If you’re leaning toward the trend camp, that bodes well for the former Cowboy to win his first major this weekend.

Hovland started the day off with consecutive birdies and finished with four birdies on the day.

He tapped in this putt to take a share of the lead into Saturday.

But he wasn’t done yet.

Scheffler is the heavy favorite to win entering Saturday at +140, according to Draft Kings, with Hovland coming in second (+400) and Connors third (+650). Round 3 tee times have yet to be determined at time of writing.

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